Partnership, high performance work systems and quality of working life

Upchurch, Martin and Danford, Andy and Richardson, Mike and Stewart, Paul and Tailby, Stephanie (2008) Partnership, high performance work systems and quality of working life. New technology, work, and employment, 23 (3). pp. 151-166. ISSN 0268-1072


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The paper measures the effects of workplace partnership and selected high performance work practices on four different dimensions of employee experience. Whilst the partnership– high performance work systems nexus seems to have little impact on employees’ job satisfaction or sense of attachment, it does, however, have a negative impact on both workplace stress and employee evaluations of union performance. The analysis thus questions common assumptions about the inevitability of ‘mutual gain’ and the necessity of employer/union partnership.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Citations on ISI Web of Science:6
ID Code:1420
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